Blue Rain

PROTOTYPE

A teardrop becomes moody blue when lit from the inside.

The prototype was constructed of white felt with a blue stitch.

Eyes were glued to the inside with the idea of revealing the mood when turned on.

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4 LED’s were connected in parallel to the battery (resistors will be needed for the final design), then inserted into styrofoam spheres for diffusion.

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LED’s inserted into spheres

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DIFFUSION TESTS

I tested several methods for diffusing the LED light.

Nylon Mesh Weave

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Glow in the dark “fingers”

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Ping Pong Balls

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Polypropylene tubes

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Styrofoam spheres

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and Opaque plastic cylinders

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In the end, I found the Styrofoam spheres to deliver the best look to the diffusion. The ping-pong balls were a close second, but too large for the concept I’m thinking about.